Grants

Thousands of Victorians benefit each year from the legal projects we fund through our Grants Program.

The Grants Program is now closed for 2015/16

Information about priority areas for 2016/17 will be communicated in early June. Please look out for this information or contact our Grants Manager, on (03) 9604 8100 or by email.

The projects we support help Victorians to understand the law and use it to improve their lives. We are drawn to grant projects that have a connection to our own work – legal projects that reach out to the community, engage Victorians with the law or provide better legal information. Our Grants Program focuses on a particular theme each year.

In 2015/16, our focus is on supporting Law Week and legal information projects. With Law Week projects, priority will be given to the development of new Law Week events or the expansion or continuation of rural and regional events. We will also offer grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown.

Our Grants program is now closed for 15/16.

Applying for a foundation grant gives you access to our in-house skills and expertise, as well as our free training, seminars and resources.

If you want to discuss an idea for a grant, or are unsure what grant to apply for, contact our Grants Manager. Contact us early to take full advantage of our knowledge and experience.

To better understand what type of projects we want to fund, read our grants criteria or browse our list of grants recipients.

More information

For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or email.

We've awarded more than $170,000 to nine diverse legal education projects aimed at helping people better understand the law.
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We have developed a sheet with some of the key ways we can help you. Considering this information in the development of your grant project will ensure it has the highest chance of success.
This page was last updated on April 21, 2016